Language and the limits of material, whether natural or artificial, define an incalculable amount of design. Every man has the right to search for the limits of material in order to offer the world a new vision of transformed reality. Antonio Serrano Bulnes. Madrid 2013
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ButaKita is a structure made entirely of ask or solid natural beech. It has a unique look that provokes memories of origami. Ergonomically proven to be very comfortable, ButaKita is available in a variety of ranges from comfortable dining room chairs to those commissioned for hotels and restaurants. The seat and chair backs are cold rolled with natural adhesives. The whole process from the original idea to the end product has been developed entirely in our laboratory. The chair frame represents a deep consideration for form and function and has clear references to knives of ancient craftwork.
ButaKita. Antonio Serrano Structure in beech or ash. Playwood in beech or ash. Natural finish, coloured dye or lacquer. Upholstered version.
European ash Natural Beech
Yellow lacquer Black lacquer
Antonio Serrano lives and works in Madrid. His designs are timeless and inherent; they combine the careful selection of materials, together with intricate craftwork and the use of state-of-the-art technologies, whilst maintaining a high-ecological value. Materials propose thousands of possibilities â€“ Antonio identifies and chooses the best of these possibilities and then combines them to make his designs. This careful identification and selection is a part of his philosophy as a designer.
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